Nothing Like the Holidays Synopsis
Old conflicts resurface when family members reunite in Chicago for the holidays.
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Chicago Tribune

It's what we need at the holidays, and it's the modest goal of a modest little picture like this--to capture something heartfelt and real.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The performers breathe real life into the characters, starting with Elizabeth Pena and Alfred Molina.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This unassuming and unexpectedly moving picture set in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood is a sugarplum-and-sofrito affair centering on...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Like a Christmas present you didn't know you wanted but are delighted to receive.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The troubles are broad, the plot twists giant, and the performances cheery in this carol to ethnic pride in Chicago's traditionally Latino...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The situations tend toward contrivance, but the atmosphere is easygoing and the actors seem relaxed even when everyone at the family table...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Both despite its familiarity and because of it, Nothing Like the Holidays brings it home for Christmas.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This year's warm and fuzzy Christmas movie. It's a generally winning diversion, thanks mostly to its likeable ensemble cast.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Like fruitcake, movies like this are ubiquitous at this time of the year but rarely are they devoured with great relish or enthusiasm.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's a formula, all right, but a strong cast goes a long way toward carrying it off. We get one, for the most part, in Alfredo De Villa's...
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Nothing Like the Holidays

By Peacemakr
The story line was good, but not developed. I kept waiting for something to happen, but it never did. And then it was over.....While the cast was outstanding, the story could have been alot better. I...

Excellent holiday movie! It's a must see!

By lopezca5
The holidays typically represent family, relationships and a special something in the air that only the holidays can offer! This movie was spectacular! It had a little bit of hapiness, laughter,...

Nothing Like the Holidays

By relaxtion
I liked it. My daughters were with me they did not like very much. One of my daughters said it remined her of a movie she had seen last year around this time of year. Of course I had already thought...

HOLIDAY TIMES ARE ABOUT BEING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS...

By blewchunks
BEAUTIFULLY ACTED MOVIE WITH A WIDE PLETHORA OF GREAT ACTORS. I LOVED THIS STORY LINE BECAUSE EVERYBODYS' IS NOT SO HAPPY-GO-LUCKY DURING THE HOLIDAYS. EACH CHARACTER HAD THEIR OWN ISSUE. IT WAS...

Noting Like the Holidays

By kristylm
Good movie. The actors were all great....

Nothing Like the Holidays

By rodrigud3
Not your typical Christmas movie. Serious topics are handled within this Puerto Rican Family while still keeping the comedy to keep it light. More realistic than most Christmas Movies....

OK /:(

By Bunnylu
I wanted to love this movie so much! I really tried... it was just so depressing. I was hoping that they would capture a true Puerto Rican Christmas but this movie had too much drama. Not positive...

nothing like the holiday

By SAMMY111
thought it would be funny but it wasn't. in fact sad in places. not a movie for the xmas holiday season...

Nothing Like the Holidays

By Phyllis Williams-Holland
Very enjoyable Chritsmas Movie....

another out of touch movie from Hollywood

By artckaren
This was another attempt by Hollywood to portray the American family as dysfunctional. I am sick of liberal Hollywood nut cases trying to demonize and destroy the American family. They refuse to...

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Rated PG-13 | For thematic elements including some sexual dialogue, and brief drug references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Familiar but funny holiday story with a Latino flavor.
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